we'd just spent the night sailing through north america's longest fjord, the lynn canal, now arriving in skagway...
these backpacks repurposed as planters made a lovely first impression (and so did the dock for our giant ship, can you see how incredible it is here?!)
places to eat in skagway
though no time just yet, we're boarding another boat for an adventure to...
haines, 'the adventure capital of alaska'. we are taking an excursion, we're going to look for wildlife and american bald eagles on the chilkat river!
they were so close!
and climbed aboard a bus for the chilkat bald eagle preserve
here are the jet boats we took ...
to see the beauty
the last of summers blooms
sierra, our lovely and knowledgable guide, turned off the boats motor
on our way back up the taiya inlet, we counted three waterfalls
back to our ship
* if you haven't yet entered to win melissa's beautiful yarn giveaway, go here. a name will be drawn this sunday!